I have yet to sign myself into an asylum as I am not quite screaming bonkers (to this point). Signs to the contrary are - well....they're contrary.
The first one-thousand pieces are together, and (hopefully) Row A will be complete by nightfall.
Yes, I am still working on the 16K monstrosity. Computations show I've managed to cut nearly 400 different materials (grammar police, do your thing) to get to this milestone!
There is no sun today so I will be assembling the final square-and-1/3 using overhead lights. I find that tends to muck with the color values to some degree, so I end up comparing each piece with previous color choices from earlier blocks to keep the quilt even and true to itself. It's a bother and takes more time, but I need to finish this first row today. I have to have this progress for myself.
Each row consists of 1,130 pieces; those are sewn into 11.3 blocks (yup, that last 1/3 block is really a strip block of 3x10). With the completion each row I will have assembled the equivalent of approximately one-quarter of PQ1! By the time I finish with this 'masterpiece' I will have sewn through the equivalent of more than three-and-three-quarters PQ1s!! 3.9 PQ1s to be more precise. That quilt is 4,225 pieces, not including the back and binding.
Hhmmm....maybe a whole cloth quilt wouldn't be a bad idea, eh?